Life is always busy isn’t? Sometimes I think the craziness will slow down a bit, hit a plateau, were I can catch up on personal things like writing, taking a shower, or wearing a shirt that doesn’t have stains from my children’s poor eating habits on it.
But…it just seems like things keep speeding up–oh, and changing, let’s not forget the constant changing.
This year both of my kids are in pre-k! Yay! Mondays and Tuesdays are now my me-time days. Those mornings I have 2 hours to myself and I am very pleased to say that I’ve been able to write almost every time for the last few weeks.
There have, however, been a few set backs…1. my kids have been sick for WEEKS. We’re talking fevers, throw up, antibiotics, poor sleeping habits, endless rounds of medicine and naps and crying…yay, pre-k! 2. My dog needed stitches for a small cut followed by coning and antibiotics and bribing to eat so I could administer said antibiotics. 3. Hubby gets sick, needs antibiotics…luckily he could feed himself.
…Really, the only one who doesn’t cost me extra effort right now is my kitty (the little orange girl at the top of my blog). A darling little thing that spends most of the day hiding from my family, clawing my rugs, and biting me if I don’t pet her at exactly the right moment.
Thank goodness for cats…and their particular charm!
With all that complaining being said, I have added over 1,000 words to my WIP, so that’s great! I’ve done some plotting, so I’m fairly confident I know where I’m going and what will happen next. I’ve recently pushed through some unpleasant conversations within the MS that I’ve been putting off for a bit, because hey, who likes the sad stuff. Anywho, they’re done, and I’m gearing up for some more exciting scenes and hopefully a plot twist.
So, instead of waiting for life to slow down–because I certainly don’t see that happening soon–Halloween’s coming (making costumes!), birthdays, school parties, Thanksgiving…etc–I’ll try to surf the swells as best I can–and bribe my kids with candy long enough to snag that ever-lovin’ shower.
So writers and parents, how do you balance your creative time and family time? What is the 1 trick you could share with the rest of us?